Not sure if it's me, but it seems in maybe the past couple of years many regular characters have left their shows. I know a lot of the time it's usually because they got pulled into another show, or decide to retire from the rigors of filming, but it seems the past couple a number of the regular cast have decided to walk. Of course, it's usually followed by the character dying in some fashion. I'm just wondering if it's something recent that more have done it, or if it's just the shows I watch. Even worse, there can be little notice and practically no news when it happens, so you see the funeral of the character and you wonder what the actor's up to and there's nothing. Nothing about new shows, nothing about wanting more time with family or whatever. Is it just me?